Friday, December 2, 2011

Daisy Yellow: Build a Rainbow - 5 Days of Color: Yellow

Welcome color warriors to day two of our Building a Rainbow Challenge hosted over at Daisy Yellow. When you're done here, check out the Daisy Yellow blog to see my partner in crime for today, ORANGE.

Below is my own entry for this challenge:



What do you think of when your read the color YELLOW? When I think of the color, the thought  of the summer sun filtering through lush green leaves that stretch out into an expansive deep blue sky comes to mind.  I think of the way the sand radiates warmth against my skin or the tang of lemonade as it refreshes me on a hot day.  Colors are more than a visual. They can morph into sensory triggers.  A touch, taste or memory of something that lingers in the back of your mind.  So, today when you express yourself using this color - in whatever form it takes -  think of what it represents to you and then explore.  In the end, you might be surprised as to what comes out.


A little inspiration in the form of a photo mosaic courtesy of Flickr:



1. Yellow Rose - IMG_8490, 2. Yellow, 3. yellow 2, 4. guthrie theater yellow room minneapolis, 5. Yellow Pear Tomatoes 012, 6. Yellow Earth, 7. yellow river, 8. Yellow, 9. Yellow Pepper Redone, 10. Yellow sunshine, 11. Yellow multitude, 12. Yellow tulip quintet - Subtle changes, 13. Yellow is a smile, 14. yellow strings, 15. Yellow Wagtail 110418-081, 16. Yellow Fever

I find that yellow isn't a color I see with frequency lately in the land of art journals but look at how vibrant they are when used:

My 1st Art Journal spread
Page by Irmute at Flickr


or how they add the right amount of "pop" to a simple yet lovely spread:

Today Felt
Page by Lady Reynolds at Flickr

8 comments:

tina's space said...

What could be better than a little yellow and orange on a grey day? Great stuff!!

Sunny said...

Your page is wonderful!!!

girlunwinding said...

I love yellow! but ironically enough I chose to do my color of the day with my least favorite, orange. Embrace the enemy, so to speak. Yellow is warm and comfortable and invokes smiles. I love your page, it is lovely!
~Dawn

iamrushmore said...

your journal page is lovely. I was out of the house earlier than usual today and everything was bathed in the most amazing yellow light. How appropriate for today!

Mariposa said...

@tina's space: Yellow is the happy color. :) Thanks for stopping by!

@Sunny: Thank you, Sunny. How apropos that you choose this post to comment on. *winks*

@girlunwinding: I loved your pages, Dawn. Orange is a hard color but is another great summer into fall color. :)

@iamrushmore: Very! It is cold where I live but the sun is out and bathing everything in it's gorgeous light. I agree on appropriate! :)

Daisy Yellow said...

What an inspiring introduction to yellow! When I created my yellow artwork, I reached for orange too. I'm just not used to creating in just one color so it's been a good experience to push myself to try.

iHanna said...

Oh how poetic you describe your colour. I too think of sunshine, especially right now as it's pitch dark outside and the rain is pooring down. :-)

Mariposa said...

@Daisy Yellow It was a lot of fun and came to me easier than I thought. I really enjoyed helping out!

@iHanna I tend to be a bit verbose at times. :) Glad you enjoyed it and thank you for stopping by.